Is this a preview of the 2012 end of the world? The supposed apocalypse is less than 12 months away. This video, presenting 'the end' through the eyes of surfers, has gone viral.
'Apocalypse Later, Surf Now,' is making the rounds on the web. 'If the world came to an end, where would you be? Better be #SURFING!' tweeted one surfer, 'Stunning take on how the world will end,' commented another.
With an eerie soundtrack, the video was shot with a GoPro camera. The creator, 'keef70' had the original video and then sprinkled it with visuals of the apocalypse via Maya, Mocha and After Effects.
'The surfers decided to stay behind and if this is their last day alive, they're going to die doing what they love . . . I purposely left it in a grey area so people could interpret it their own way. But the original storyline had more of a 'we brought this on ourselves' idea rather than an invasion from an external enemy," says 'keef70' on Youtube.
The music is "The Whales" by The MERMEN on the album Krill Slippin'. The effects were done in Maya, motion tracking in Mocha, and compositing in After Effects, all on an iMac. Apocalypse Later, Surf Now already has over 425,000 view in the first 12 days since being uploaded.